Billy Beale

Class of 1971

A remarkable success story. Serving in the banking industry since graduation, he joined Virginia's Union First Market Bancshares in 1989, rose to CEO and guided it into an elite status among the nations banks. In 1989 Union First was a mere speck in a banking world that measures a banks worth in total assets. This Citadel grad took Union First from a couple million to over 7 billion in assets and established it as THE bank to do business with in Virginia.